Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo: Tokyo shares opened higher on Thursday on receding anxiety over economy after Britain voted to leave the European Union as well as the weakening yen. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 179.79 points, or 1.15 per cent, from Wednesday to 15,746.62, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 13.06 points, or 1.05 per cent, to 1,260.75. Gainers were led by mining, insurance and marine transportation issues.